Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Coming your way, awkwardly
In fact, that's the title of the little program. That Awkward Game Show debuts October 12. The network has released a promo and the usual blather about how "hilarious" the proceedings are, and how a "large cash prize" is at stake. Someday I'll read a press release that says a show isn't funny at all and the prizes are chintzy.
The show features parents and their adult kids trying to guess which awkward family secrets are true, and which are only fantasies of the show's writers. Would you believe that this nice suburban mom makes out with lots of guys and stashes weed in her fridge? Well, maybe she does...at the same time, even.
Tracks flopped because the show targeted its music at too narrow a demo. Awkward is obviously looking for a broader age sweep. The old timers in the audience (like me) can identify with the parents, while the young'uns can cheer for the grown children. We'll see how it works next month when comedian Jeff Dye hosts the awkwardness.